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March 4th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Republicans from Whitley County held a caucus for party reorganization Saturday.
Voting for party leaders only happens once every four years, so for Chairman Matt Boyd, this was a first.
After the votes were tallied, all positions remained the same. Laurell Hodges is vice-chairwoman, Neil Hanni is treasurer, Paul Zilz is secretary and Matt Boyd continues as the chairman.
‚ÄúThank you for all your support,‚ÄĚ Boyd said. ‚ÄúThis has been more work than I thought, but it‚Äôs been rewarding.‚ÄĚ
Boyd applauded the efforts of those re-elected to their positions.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Corinne Kauffman, Whitley County‚Äôs Distinguished Young Woman for 2013, joined high school seniors from across Indiana for DYW‚Äôs state program.
The event was held Thursday and Friday night with a myriad of talent presentations, questions, interviews and other behind the scene opportunities for the contestants.
Kauffman was received by family and friends at a reception in her honor Sunday.
Held at the Whitley County Community Foundation, Kauffman shared her week‚Äôs experiences with her supporters.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County Consolidated School District‚Äôs Board of Trustees heard about regional benefits in its own backyard recently.
Joshua Wenning, executive director of Region 8 of the Education Service Center, explained to the board how this regional group supports local education.
WCCS is one of 45 member school districts from 14 counties in Region 8. The office is located in Decatur.
Wenning shared the benefits for instructors, such as development workshops. He also discussed advantages for districts, such as a pooling of substitute teachers.
PLANO, TEXAS ‚ÄĒ A man who was arrested with Duane DuCharme has confessed to conspiring to launder drug proceeds.
Jason Peebles was seen with DuCharme, a Whitley County businessman, in April. The pair was spotted by investigators outside a storage facility in Plano, Texas exchanging money. Peebles gave DuCharme $500,000 in cash.
DuCharme was picked up by investigators buying a shipping box at an office supply store later that day.
Canterbury‚Äôs girls basketball team won the Class 1A Indiana State Title Saturday in Terre Haute. The team has five Whitley County natives.
Pictured, Columbia City High School alumnus Scott Kreiger, former Canterbury girls head coach with four state titles, congratulates his father, Wayne Kreiger, former Columbia City girls coach, on his first state title win. Wayne is a first-year head coach for Canterbury.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Graceful. Strong. Warm. Caring. These are words used to describe Emma Hindbaugh, of Columbia City, who passed away Jan. 8 at the age of 6.
Having battled cancer for more than three years, Emma was sick for half of her life, but that did not diminish the impact she had on those she came in contact with.
She attended Faith Christian Academy, Columbia City, where classmates and faculty held fundraisers to offset medical expenses and rallied around Emma to cheer her on in her fight.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄúA friend of mine recently bought a home in Whitley County. He tried to sign-up for a library card and was denied. How can he be made to pay taxes for Whitley County, but denied access to our library?‚ÄĚ
That was the question posed on The Post & Mail‚Äôs Facebook page by Bobbie Alexander Funk, prompting a long string of comments.
‚ÄúHas anyone else ever heard of this? He was told that certain areas in the county aren‚Äôt covered,‚ÄĚ Funk wrote. ‚ÄúWhat does that mean? I hope this is addressed and made right, because it certainly does not reflect well on Whitley County.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ An Avilla man received his sentence in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday for dealing in methamphetamine.Logan Kirk, 20, was sentenced to eight years in the Whitley County Jail, with four of those years to serve and four suspended for the Class B felony.
He will also be recommended for work release.Kirk pleaded guilty on Jan. 28 to the charge of dealing in methamphetamine. As part of a plea arrangement, he had three other charges dismissed.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A return when needed. Columbia City may have its housing authority revived, if Mayor Ryan Daniel gets his wish.
‚ÄúMy goal for this year is to get it restarted,‚ÄĚ he said.
The committee had gone dormant. Daniel said it could take most of the year to revive it, but said it may also form quickly.
‚ÄúThere are state statutes I have to follow as far as who is on it,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúBut it could take shape very quickly. I have taken some first steps but it is still (early in the year).‚ÄĚ
CROMWELL ‚ÄĒ A Cromwell man apparently shot and injured his wife Thursday night before he fatally shot himself in their mobile home, according to the Noble County Sheriff‚Äôs Department.
The wife was identified as Delana Forsyth, 40, and her husband was Christian Forsyth, also 40, sheriff‚Äôs Detective Shawn Dunafin said.
Using a handgun, the husband shot his wife in the leg and abdomen and then shot himself in the head, the sheriff‚Äôs department said.